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What Would Be The Reason For Drooling Saliva A Week After Tonsillectomy And Adenoidectomy
Drooling: Many patients, especially children, after this surgery will avoid swallowing due to pain. Also, surgery will cause increased inflammation in the mouuth leading to more salivation. This will clear up after a few days. Do not take medicines to dry things up as these increase the risk iof bleeding. ...Read more
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
10 days postoperative tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy. My daughter says her mouth is "foamy". What should she be doin? She is drinking water constantly
Foamy: Probably nothing. Symptom should resolve three weeks after procedure. Should not be gargling. ...Read more
My 5 yr old daughter had an adenoidectomy but was not given any medicines for healing. Her mouth smells really bad now. What could be the reason?
Totally normal: Some doctors give antibiotics to help prevent the odor but the most common complaint from parents that I hear about children who have adenoidectomy's is a several days of very foul breath. It goes away and is nothing to worry about. It occurs because in the back of the nose when the adenoids are removed tissue left behind becomes colonized with bacteria. This is only temporary. ...Read more
What could I expect from a tonsillectomy/ adenoidectomy? Getting one in a week, and in starting to get nervous.
Adult T & A: Severe throat pain for 10-14 days, you'll need narcotic pain medication during that time. Stay home for 2 weeks. ...Read more
5 weeks since my tonsillectomy/ adenoidectomy nd woke up with a slight sore throat. Is that normal?
I had a tonsillectomy & adenoidectomy 2 weeks ago & 98% of my scabs are off & tonight I noticed little white spots in my throat. Could it be strep?
See your surgeon: I doubt it is a strep but it could be post op infection see your surgeon ...Read more
My toddler will not eat after tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy because she says everything tastes horrible. Why is that? Is her taste buds damaged?
Tonsillectomy: Having your tonsils and adenoids removed is not a pleasant experience! A youngster is unfamiliar with the pain and discomfort that follows, and may simply be describing that as "food tasting horrible". I recommend that soft foods, non-acidic foods, ice pops, sherbet, and other soothing foods be included in her diet until she feels more "adventurous" and ready to return to her normal diet. ...Read more
Think soft and bland: The texture of the food should be soft after tonsil surgery. Warm or cold temperature is generally fine, and depends on patient preference. Avoid anything carbonated, acidic, spicy, or very salty as these types of food often make the pain worse. If you can't eat, just maintain hydration with plenty of fluids until eating becomes more comfortable. ...Read more
10 to 14 days.: Most patients in any age group recover from a t and a in 10 to 14 days. It is a very painful operation but in the hands of a competent surgeon, there is about a 1% chance of bleeding. In my experience, most patients are quite well in about 10 to 14 days. ...Read more
Gimmick: Laser tonsillectomy is almost never necessary, and will make it more painful. Generally ENT surgeons will use one of 3 methods these days: electrocautery pen, "coblation", or a "cold" technique with a tonsil snare. Lasers are usually reserved for cases of tonsil cancer. They are not safer, faster, less expensive, or associated with decreased pain... So don't buy into hype about it. ...Read more
Recovery: Recovery from tonsillectomy takes at least 2 weeks. Stay off work or schooh for 1 week. No strenuous activity for 2 weeks. Slight pain can persist for a few weeks whenever one yawns. ...Read more
Not usually: Most adults feel poorly for 10-14 days after tonsillectomy and that is normal. The throat typically looks nasty during that period and a low grade fever often accompanies mild dehydration. Drinking lots of fluids will help, but until you are eating better, the recovery is slow. Force fluids and advance your diet to feel better. Sometimes gentle warm salt water gargling can help as well. ...Read more
How long after?:
How long ago did your son have his t&a surgery? Where is the mucus you are seeing?
It is not unusual to see cream to white colored material (fibrinous exudate) on the tongue, palate and back of throat for up to 2 weeks after tonsil surgery. Check with your son's surgeon to be sure there are no other issues. ...Read more
What are the possible causes of snoring in a toddler who has a history of a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy 5 months ago?
Yes: It cools the throat and reduces the pain specially when you are eating. ...Read more
See below: Usually the first 24 hours aren't that bad. Here you can use whatever you can tolerate. I would suggest soft foods to start off with. The ice cream phase is what my daughter called it. Once you are past the initial phases it seems to get worse about day three. The patient really won't want to eat. Here I would just suggest trying liquids as tolerated. ...Read more
Several things can: Sometimes the effects of anesthesia linger and cause nausea. If you are taking a narcotic pain medication or Ibuprofen this can upset the stomach (especially empty stomachs), and less commonly, if you are swallowing blood that is oozing, this can cause nausea. If you do have bleeding or vomit dark brown material, you should call your doctor right away. ...Read more
This is now the 7th day after my adenoidectomy and tonsillectomy and I coughed up a cough black scab twice is that normal?
My Daughter had tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy four days ago. Since then, she is experiencing like a constant barking cough that is keeping her awake at night along with the pain from the surgery. What can we do to help with this barking cough?
Yes: Yes no more or less safe than any other time of the month. ...Read more
What is the average recovery time for a tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy with septoplasty/turbinate reduction for a 19 year old female?
Recovery to what?: Major pain should disappear in a day or three; two to four weeks to complete healing. ...Read more
My daughter is 2. She had a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy yesterday. She just recently coughed up a large amount of yellow phlegm. Should I worry?
Is it normal for the uvula to look very swollen? It is normal to feel like soup is so hard to swallow after a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy today?
Of course it is: For goodness sakes, give yourself time to heal. ...Read more
Daughter had tonsillectomy & adenoidectomy days ago, has had constant barking cough since then and cough gets worse at night. She's taking cefdinir & hydroco/apap already. Can we give her something for this cough? Don't want to overmedicate her.
No cough med: That bark cough is not from the lungs but from airway irritation and swelling right below the vocal cords in her trachea. Likely irritated from breathing tube she had in during the surgery. COUGH MEDS WON'T HELP! Do excessive amounts of humidity...take her in shower, run humidifier, boil water on your stove, go to a tropical rain forrest. Anything to increase humidity in the air she's breathing ...Read more
The clear, viscous fluid secreted by the salivary and mucous glands in the mouth. Saliva contains water, mucin, organic salts, and the digestive enzyme ptyalin. It serves to moisten the oral cavity, to initiate the digestion of starches, and to aid in the chewing and swallowing of food. Approximately 1 to 1.5 l ...Read more
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